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When Ann and Ziggy Patras uproot from England in 1980 and head off with their three young children to live and work in deepest Africa, they have no idea what they are letting themselves in for.  While expecting sunshine and storms 13º south of the equator, the Patras family are unprepared for much else.

Interspersed with snippets from Ann’s letters home, this fun story describes encounters ranging from lizards to lions, servants to shopping shortages, and cockroaches to curfews.


Having completed their first chaotic year in Zambia in the early 1980s, the Patras family have grown to love the vagaries of Africa. Will they settle down to normality in that sunny and unhurried atmosphere?
Unfortunately, normality is not a word generally associated with this family. Simple things like buying a vehicle, going on holiday, camping trips and moving house take on a different slant when undertaken the Patras way.
Join the Patras family during their next three years of fun and mayhem, as they get MORE INTO AFRICA.

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The family are on the move, heading for Zambia’s capital city Lusaka, where they can introduce chaos and confusion to a whole new crowd of unsuspecting friends.

So many escapades, so many places; ‘do they ever sit still?’ you’ll wonder.  Make sure you wear your seatbelt because this final book in Ann’s Zambia Trilogy takes you on a roller coaster ride as you find yourself cringing, crying and howling with laughter at some the things this lot get up to.

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I hope you enjoy reading my books.

If you do, there is nothing more an author appreciates than to get feedback on their scribblings, in the form of a review.   Amazon has the perfect facility for you to air your views, whether you bought a paperback or eBook, or whether you bought the book from them or not.  Click on the stars which you’ll see beneath my name on the site and it will take you to the appropriate place where you can give it however many stars you think it deserves and leave your review.  You don’t need to write a lengthy piece, even half a dozen words would suffice.  Of course, if you don’t have an Amazon account, perhaps a word or two on Goodreads…

A million thanks,


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